**Today’s Challenge**

. . . is a gentle logic puzzle for all members of the family to try.

The nine numbers, 1-9, must be placed into the 3 by 3 grid by following the rules below:

- 3 and 8 are in the top row
- 4 and 6 are in the bottom row
- 8 and 7 are in the left-hand column
- 6 and 9 are in the right-hand column

**x x ** 1

2** x x**

**x x x**

As the numbers 1 and 2 are already in position, can you insert the remaining numbers from 3-9, once each, into the correct places?

**The 7puzzle Challenge**

The playing board of **the 7puzzle game** is a 7-by-7 grid containing 49 different numbers, ranging from **2 **up to **84**.

The 1st & 6th columns of the playing board contain the following fourteen numbers:

7 13 21 22 27 30 36 40 49 54 55 56 60 64

Find three pairs of numbers that each total 43.

**Make 345 Challenge**

Can you arrive at 345 by inserting 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 into the gaps below?

(◯+◯÷√◯)×(◯+◯) = 345

**Answers **can be found **here**.

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